Friday, July 17, 2015

Fisher Price Friday - Frere Jacques Pocket Radio

Made between 1967-1968 this sweet little Fisher Price Pocket Radio Music box plays a familiar French tune.  Frere Jacques #778 has a bright turquoise blue box with yellow lithographs and a red strap.

It made a perfect Birthday gift for my 4 year old daughter this week and she loves it!

The top of the box has the older FP logo and the toy number.  I love the yellow, turquoise and red combination.  They pop!

Each side of the Music Box has drawings of musical notes as well as small carryovers from the back picture.

The back has the words of the tune written in English:

Are you sleeping?
Are you sleeping,
Brother John,
Brother John?
Morning bells are ringing:
Ding, Ding, Dong,
Ding, Ding, Dong.

What makes this little music box a little more special than other FP Pocket Radios is that it also has the words to the song on the bottom of the music box, but in the original French.  I love that!

I've added a few more music boxes to my collection lately so stay tuned (haha). 

To tide you over check out the Pocket Radios I've already featured: 


  1. Love it!! Happy Birthday to your little one and many years of joy from FP toys!! Linda Lou :-)

  2. Hello, I am looking to purchase one, do you have one for sale??